Car rentals in Wichita Falls: All you need to know
A Wichita Falls car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to explore all the sights, and even find out what the rest of Texas has to offer. CarRentals.com has collected the most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Wichita Falls. Find out the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.
Where do I find a great deal on a car rental in Wichita Falls?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to grab budget-friendly deals. Simply enter your travel dates and scroll down the list of car rental suppliers, select the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly offers in Wichita Falls. You can also:
- Compare daily and weekly rates from all the different suppliers
- Book as far in advance as possible. You'll usually get your car of your choice and save more
- Check the fuel and mileage policies. You don't want to be surprised with any added costs
- Decide what car you'll need for your vacation. Don't get more car than you need
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Wichita Falls.
What rental companies have agencies in Wichita Falls?
From global names like National and Hertz to budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the online reviews to get an idea of which is best for your next trip.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Wichita Falls?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what activities you want to do in Wichita Falls. If you're having a little trouble deciding, make sure to look over the table below. We have compared the most popular types of cars for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Those looking for a little off-road adventure||BMW X3, Ford Explorer, or similar|
|Full Size||For trips where everyone needs room their bags||Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want a quiet and comfortable ride with terrific miles per gallon||BMW i3, Kia Optima, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Wichita Falls?
Normally, to rent a car in Wichita Falls you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. However, you might need to pay a surcharge if you're under 25. Be sure to read over the rental agreement to find what the exact price is before you book your rental.
Does Wichita Falls require rental car insurance?
When driving in Wichita Falls or the rest of the U.S.A., you'll need insurance. Many suppliers need proof of insurance before you pick up your automobile. Most countries require the driver to have insurance. You might be able to buy additional insurance through the rental car dealer for your trip, if you think your insurance won't cover your rental during your trip. Moreover, as a United States citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com during checkout.
The major credit card issuers (American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover) will usually provide some coverage. But many of them have restrictions, such as not covering bigger vehicles like premium models or some SUVs. It is best to find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you travel to Wichita Falls.
What is the difference between all the fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will have to find a gas station close to your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you get your car. Use as much gas as you like and top it off when you return your car when you are done. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. Used a half of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any fuel you didn't use. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only pay refueling charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Several rental car companies provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to check with them beforehand||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you return your car||The supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you collect the vehicle, and you won't need to fill the tank back up when you bring the car back||You fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to fill up before you do any serious driving|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
We suggest a full tank policy. You should get your automobile with a full tank, and you should return it filled up. If you want to keep your expenses lower, it is best to find a gas station before returning the rental. Stations near or around airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited mileage is a good option for travelers who don't want to worry about incurring any extra charges with the distance they drive. Just make sure that your policy really provides unlimited miles. Read the details on mileage limits before you book.
Before you drive off
Be sure you check a few things prior to leaving the lot. It's worth the time to:
- Look over your vehicle and determine if there is any damage or scrapes. If so, write it down on the paperwork
- Make you have a properly inflated spare tire, lug wrench, and jack in the trunk
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable operating the entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are navigating a new region
Book your Wichita Falls car rental today
When you reserve your car with CarRentals.com, you can count on a grand car that will leave you with cash to spare. Book today to cash in on cheap deals on your perfect Wichita Falls rental car. See you around town.